Summer garden

June 2021 Our rhododendron in full bloom This is now our third summer in our Hebridean home and we’ve made good headway with the garden, especially in experimenting with growing a range of fruit and vegetables in the challenging horticultural conditions of the Outer

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Freedom to choose

May 2021 We made the choice two years ago to move to the Outer Hebrides. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be able to make that decision without too much complication – dealing with our own inner doubts was probably

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Scones with cashew cream

As we head into summer, here’s a favourite (and very simple!) recipe I use to make a quick treat for afternoon tea. The secret is to make sure you aerate the flour well so that the scones rise, and whip up the milk to

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Breakfast and Social Room

Our guest rooms

April 2021 It’s been almost two years to the day since we packed up and left Germany to start our new life on the Hebridean island of Great Bernera. A large part of the past 24 months has been spent in renovating the house

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Starting a food movement

Photo by Filip Urban on Unsplash In 2021 a group of extremely dedicated and motivated people, based primarily in the Scottish Highlands, made the bold decision to address the question: “What do we want our food system to look like by 2030?” The Highland

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Our living room

January 2021 Since we moved into our house in May 2019, we’ve been more or less renovating non-stop. We started with the rooms necessary to enable us to open the B&B, then we moved on to ‘less urgent’ rooms. Our living room falls under

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